I watched Sam have a "discussion" with Hugh Hewitt tonight, with host Lee Strobel as the impartial modulator. In lieu of answering direct questions from Sam, Hewitt let fly with many of the typical logically bereft canards (e.g., "smart people like you have tried to do away with God but He's still here in our lives") in the Christian arsenal, but unwittingly nailed himself good when—in a moment of impassioned saber-rattling—he noted that "Jefferson was right." I understand that a lot of workaday uneducated Christians who have never researched the matter really think America's founding fathers were devout, but does Hewitt have no clue what TJ wrote about his beloved faith? Looks like we'll be going with "no."
It's got to be difficult going on a program to fight a worthy battle knowing that much of the audience is indeed "beyond conversation" and that dullards like Strobel are likely to subtly cut you off whenever it's evident your words are threatening to make an ass out of the guest of honor—even, perhaps, in the eyes of believers.